Al Basma British School  

Welcome Message from the Principal


Greetings from Garden City British School, Al Ain!

It is indeed my pleasure and privilege to welcome you to our learning community dedicated to the development of knowledgeable, caring, confident and responsible global citizens. We are a premium school located in Al Ain, the garden city of the United Arab Emirates.

We are a school that believes in the abilities of our students and keep reminding them of their successes and thus build confidence that they will, hence, be able to succeed in future as well. We are aware of the importance of providing children with a safe environment as they are more likely to learn in such an environment – one in which they feel valued and protected. We also focus on ensuring that our students clearly know what theyare expected to know, understand and be able to demonstrate.

Our impressive, state-of-the-art, campus includes indoor and outdoor play areas for the Early Years, a turfed Football pitch, swimming pool, a multipurpose hall, a library with a plethora of books and spacious classrooms. Our students hail from the United Arab Emirates as well as from over 35 different countries spanning the globe and our team of well-qualified and committed teachers hail from the United Kingdom, America, South Africa, India, the Philippines, Jordan, Egypt and Syria.

As a testament to its quality and commitment to a truly international education for all students, Garden City British School provides the Cambridge Primary Curriculum in English, Math and Science and follows the English National Curriculum on other subject areas.

We believe that students learn best when they are supported, engaged, empowered, challenged, happy and respected as individuals and encourage students to actively participate in an inquiry-based learning process, to set goals, to be independent learners and self-evaluate their progress. Our talented and experienced team of teachers are passionate about creating inclusive and engaging learning environments that cater to the needs of all students.

We take pride in that we are a caring, warm and welcoming community where every child is valued, respected and provided with the opportunity to thrive. I invite you to come and discover for yourself the rich and exciting educational opportunities we provide for all learners. We are proud of our school and are always happy to welcome visitors.

With best regards,

Jaana Wilkko,